Le’Veon Bell to the Chiefs: Fantasy Impact
by Bob Miller
The wait is over. Le’Veon Bell has signed a 1 year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Lev Bell owners are rejoicing, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire owners are freaking out. This is overreaction.
CEH owners.. chill out. Everything is going to be okay.
Edwards-Helaire is still the RB1 in the KC offense and will be for the rest of the season. His touches are going to take a hit, but not as bad as most think. CEH is averaging 19.6 touches a game. 20 touches a game in that offense is gold.
Enter Le’Veon Bell.
The addition of Lev Bell all but kills Darrell Williams and Darwin Thompson’s touches. I believe Bell will be used mostly as a 3rd down back. He will give Edwards-Helaire a breather here and there as well, but Bell will not take over the lead RB role. He doesn’t have the burst that CEH has, and Kansas City throws the ball a lot.
I expect Clyde Edwards-Helaire to see around 14-15 touches per game with Le’Veon Bell seeing between 8-10 touches moving forward.
I strongly recommend selling Le’Veon Bell right now. I also suggest finding a CEH owner that is panicking, and taking advantage (especially in dynasty).
I project Le’Veon Bell to be an above average flex play in PPR.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire should be a solid RB2 in PPR for the remainder of this season.
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Bob Miller founded Dynasty Pros in 2019 after spending several years writing and ranking for various websites. Bob has been playing fantasy football for over 25 years. He is very experienced in a variety of different formats including Dynasty, Redraft, IDP, & Best Ball. Bob is especially passionate about IDP, as he has developed the Dynasty Pros IDP Scoring System that is used by thousands of IDP Leagues today. His sole mission is to help everyone win their Fantasy League’s Championship.